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Definition of Slaughter


  1. The act of killing.
  2. The extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction of life; carnage.
  3. The act of killing cattle or other beasts for market.
  4. To visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to slay in battle.
  5. To butcher; to kill for the market, as beasts.

Slaughter Quotations

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
George Washington

How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?
Lao Tzu

When it comes to whaling, Iceland is an international outlaw. Years of global negotiations and declarations have failed utterly to end its illegal slaughter of whales. It's time to send Iceland a message it can't ignore: trade sanctions.
Pierce Brosnan

Cursed be he above all others Who's enslaved by love of money. Money takes the place of brothers, Money takes the place of parents, Money brings us war and slaughter.

A handful of men, inured to war, proceed to certain victory, while on the contrary, numerous armies of raw and undisciplined troops are but multitudes of men dragged to the slaughter.
Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
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Slaughter Translations

slaughter in Afrikaans is slag
slaughter in Dutch is afslachten, slachten
slaughter in Finnish is teurastaa
slaughter in French is abattre
slaughter in German is schlachten, schlachten, abschlachten
slaughter in Italian is macellare
slaughter in Latin is occidio, cruor
slaughter in Spanish is matanza, carnear
slaughter in Swedish is slakta, slakta, slakt
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